Summer Sweatalong Book Tag

I haven’t been posting for the last couple of weeks because I’m in revision mode at the moment for my exams soon, but I thought I shouldn’t leave it too long to post something! To break up revision, I thought I’d do a quick book tag that I thought of as I went for a sweltering walk –

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I am not a lover of summer. It’s so hot and I feel tired when I go outside, and so stifled indoors! I am a winter baby. I love the cold with snuggly jumpers and blankets – it’s where I belong! So I was thinking of what summery book tag I could do and I came up with the Summer Sweatalong Book Tag which is all about finishing books fast! I hope you enjoy it, here are the rules:

  • link back to the original creator of the book tag (thebookwormdreamer)
  • start off with telling us your favourite season and why it is/isn’t summer!
  • tag five friends to take part
  • enjoy!

So here’s my Summer Sweatalong Book Tag!

Don’t stop! A book you couldn’t stop reading

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To start, it’s a simple one; a book I just couldn’t stop reading the first time I read it was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It was while I was away with my parents in their mobile caravan (shudder) and I was a stroppy teenager hating every second, but I was reading Harry Potter for the first time and this fifth book was my absolute favourite! I didn’t want to stop and I read it all the way home in the car, went straight upstairs to my room and finished it. I was very antisocial for that trip and as soon as I finished it, I went straight onto The Half-Blood Prince.

 

 

You’re a cheetah – a book you read in just ONE DAY

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There are a few books I have devoured in a day and Everything, Everything is one of them! It’s written in such a way that you can’t help but read it under a day and it’s the perfect size to avoid giving you a headache as well! I loved the sweet romance and the daring risks taken by the main character as she uncovers some truths about herself she didn’t know. It’s a quick and cute read with some depth about grief and loss.

 

 

 

Couldn’t let go – a book you reread straight away

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never reread books as soon as I have finished them but this book gave me a serious book hangover and I just couldn’t let go. I read A Court of Mist and Fury in two days and then had a MASSIVE book hangover so I reread the entire thing the day after. It essentially took me three days to read it twice and it was so worth it. I was utterly lost to that world for three wonderful days and it was amazing.

A Court of Mist and Fury is the second in the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy.

 

 

Calm it down! A book that got your heart racing

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I’m usually not one for thrillers, but I do like the occasional one to read and The Chemist  was just what I want from a thriller! I was hooked and I read with rapture – it was tension-building and suspense as I tried to guess what would happen. It’s such a good read as we follow an ex-agent on the run from her employers and she unravels a whole new plot we didn’t see coming.

If you’re not one for violence and gore but you love a bit of suspension, then check out The Chemist!

 

 

 

Second best – a sequel you read faster than the first

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The Bone Season series for me has been such a roller coaster. I read the first book and liked it but sort of didn’t get it, then I read The Mime Order and got sucked into it but then when it came to The Song Rising – oh my word! This has definitely been my favourite so far and I raced through the book. I am buzzing for the subsequent sequels but I’m not sure they will manage to take the top spot in this series that The Song Rising is currently residing! I just loved the amount of action embedded into the plot and such character development in the space of one book! So good.

 

 

Books on fire! A series you read straight through

I discovered the Shatter Me series last year and wow are they amazing! I read through the trilogy like I was starved of stories and it was glorious. But then the plot thickened! I found out a new trilogy was being released to follow this series, essentially making a six book series overall so I quickly grabbed up the fourth, Restore Me, and raced through that as well. This is a dystopian series with some seriously amazing characters and I can’t wait to read the last two books.

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Midnight madness – a book that kept you up late

Image result for the dark vault bookThere are so many books that have kept me up past the midnight hour but one I read recently that I couldn’t stop reading well into the night was The Dark Vault by V E Schwab which is all about a girl doing her job – and that job is essentially putting restless spirits back to sleep. It’s two books in one and the second was brilliantly done and didn’t go the typical way I thought it might. There are fantastic characters in this book and it promises so much and gives even more.

 

 

 

And there you have it! Sometimes finishing a book feels like you’ve just ran a race and you’re left breathless and your heart’s pounding. Who needs exercise when you have books? I hoped you’ve enjoyed this Summer Sweatalong Book Tag, I now tag The Paperback Piano, Bookishly Brittknee, BooksNest, Jill’s Book Blog, and Bookmark Your Thoughts!

Feel free to participate in the book tag if you want to, I can’t wait to see everyone’s responses! ♥

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I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I wasn’t tagged but I found the tag on Snowly’s Rambles blog and I thought I’d give it a go because I’m beginning to realise just how much fun participating in book tags are! The original tag was by Booknest

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog (booksnest.co.uk) in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part
  • ENJOY THE TAG!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

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Multiple friends are always telling me to read The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson! I do honestly want to read it but for some reason it always gets pushed back along my TBR. I think the size of it and the fact that it’s a big series is intimidating me when I don’t really have a lot of time at the moment – maybe I’ll hopefully get round to reading it when I finally finish uni!

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t picked up

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I bought this ages ago in my second year of uni at the gorgeous Waterstones in Gower Street but I just haven’t picked it up yet! I’m thinking it might be a book/series I’ll enjoy more when I’m older anyway since I still like a lot of YA stuff at the moment. I think I’ll keep it on my TBR for a bit longer but I do really want to eventually read it!

A book in a series you’ve started but haven’t got around to finishing

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I started this series ages ago and I’ve only read the first – I actually own the other two in the trilogy but maybe it’s because I didn’t love the first one, I just haven’t got round to reading the rest. Again, I do intend to read this series and I might have to just set aside the time and do it.

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of but never actually read

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I’ve never read Wuthering Heights but I do really want to! And look how gorgeous this cover is! If you google Wuthering Heights book then some fantastic covers come up – I might have a hard time choosing which one to get! It’s a classic romance that I do need to read and I’ve never read any of the Brontë sisters work but I want to and this seems like a good place to start.

A popular book it seems everyone but you has read

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Everyone has either seen or read this and I had full intention to stay away from both because I know it would be an absolute cry fest. A few months ago I caught my sister watching the film on Netflix and I got drawn in and of course the ending was so sad. I don’t think I’ll be reading the book any time soon.

A book that inspired a TV/film adaptation but you haven’t read yet

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I’ve seen the film but not read the book (I know – heathen!) but I really liked the film because it was so visually spectacular. However I’m not sure whether I want to read the book or not because I feel like I’ve missed the boat with the age range it’s aimed at and I just don’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I could have, had I read it sooner. It’s still an awesome story and I definitely recommend the film if you haven’t seen it!

A book you see all over Instagram/Twitter but haven’t picked up yet

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Everyone seems to be reading this at the moment or posting about it but I’m just not sure it interests me!

I have to say it’s a lot of fun doing book tags and I think I might just do more of them so please feel free to tag me in any that you do!

Now for the tagging (I apologise if you’ve already done it but feel free to comment the link below so I can check it out!): What Vicky Readthelittlebookowlthe paperback pianoConnie ReadsBlogger BooksBookishly Brittknee; A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea; BookLoversBlog; The chronicles of a bookworm; Emma’s Chapter.

 

 

 

Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag

I did my practical exam yesterday and I am so glad it’s over! I hope I’ve done okay but some parts of it didn’t go so well :/ Anyway so I’ve decided that I’m going to try and give book tags a go! I’ve come up with my very first book tag which is designed to give rapid answers so it’s quick and easy to do and you can find out a little more about the blogger’s taste in books. It’s all about fantasy books with quick answers – I hope you guys like it! Here goes –

Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog (thebookwormdreamer.wordpress.com) in your post
  • Answer the prompts below – all fantasy books!
  • Tag 5 others to take part
  • Enjoy!

5 star book

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This gorgeous Beauty and the Beast retelling definitely got five stars from me! I absolutely loved it.

Always going to recommend

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A Darker Shade of Magic is a book that I always recommend to anyone and everyone who enjoys reading! It has something for everyone with a whole heap of magic thrown in for good measure.

Own it but haven’t read it yet

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I’ve read the first book, Strange the Dreamer, but I just haven’t got round to reading the sequel yet in this duology!

Would read again

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Whilst the first in this book series of seven books (only three currently published) isn’t my favourite so far, I absolutely would read this again! Sometimes books are better second time round anyway.

In another world

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Set in the land of Erilea, this series does not disappoint! My favourite has to be Heir of Fire but I also loved the additional book that runs parallel alongside the fifth book (Empire of Storms) which is called Tower of Dawn.

Back on Earth

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adored the TV series on Netflix and thoroughly enjoyed reading this treasure! It’s about a town in America called Storybrooke where fairy tale characters live but they don’t remember their true identity.

There! My Quick Fire Fantasy Book Tag is complete! Now onto the tagging… I tag Snowly’s Rambles, Books and Skittles, Bookishly Brittknee, A Book. A Thought. and It’s All About Books! Feel free to join in if you want to – just tag me in your post so I can see your replies. Hope you enjoyed the tag 🙂